Voice commands on your mobile phones with TLC, TLC Plus, and Guardian BT!

To issue a voice command, pick up a telephone, and at the dial tone:

Press "##3" to use voice commands on the mobile phone that's paired on outside line 3 or

Press "##4" to use voice commands on the mobile phone that's paired on outside line 4.

Your mobile phone may respond with a beep or other audible signal, or it may talk to you. For instance, it may ask, "What do you want to do?"

Most mobile phones that support voice commands support the "call" command, so you can say, "Call John Smith". Most also allow you to append the type of phone number, and say, "Call John Smith, mobile". Remember that your mobile phone uses its phone book, not Tel-Lynx's phone book, for the voice dialing command. Some mobile phones have additional voice commands, such as commands for reading and sending text messages. And iPhones have Siri, which provides even more commands.

Mobile phones vary as to how well they recognize your voice and as to which voice commands are available. Most smart phones use a data connection to send your voice command to an internet-based server that does the actual voice recognition and sends the result back to the phone. This method usually works well.

Many non-smart phones either do not support voice commands or do a poor job of it. Even the best voice recognition systems have difficulty with some names. Your results will vary depending on your mobile phone's capabilities and the names in your mobile phone's phone book.


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